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Zwift hires retired pro racer Mike McCarthy

Published December 2, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Zwift, which plans to release interactive indoor training software early next year, has hired former world champion and Olympian Mike McCarthy as its vice president of content and licensing.

McCarthy was a world pursuit champion on the track, multi-time Olympian, and is a member of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. He has worked for the past 16 years in the financial services industry. He will begin his duties for Zwift immediately.

"I couldn't be more excited to join the Zwift team," said McCarthy. "The perfect balance of business, creativity, and cycling play straight into my skillset. I honestly couldn't think of a better group or product to be a part of."

"Our ambition is to create an entertainment platform that will provide riders with new levels of inspiration and motivation," said Zwift co-founder and CEO Eric Min. "Adding an experienced competitor like Mike to our senior team will allow us to more quickly build an ecosystem around the Zwift platform that will vastly enhance the user experience. We've seen an incredible response to our beta program and we believe that if we can deliver content that is engaging, social and competitive, we will be successful."

Zwift will open its platform to the public in early 2015, with a basic subscription costing $10 a month. 

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